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Rep. Babin Recognizes Participants of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Students from Clear Creek, Warren and Woodville High Schools Receive Top Honors

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Houston, April 12, 2017 | comments

Houston, TX – On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, the Office of U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) hosted an awards ceremony at the Crosby Community Center to announce the winners and honor those students who participated in the 36th Congressional District’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition. This year's competition, which included 80 total entries from high school students across the district, followed the theme of “The Great Outdoors of TX-36.” First place was awarded to Dominic Nguyen of Clear Creek High School for his painting of the Battleship Texas, which will now be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year.

“Once again, I was truly impressed with the tremendous talent displayed by our local students,” said Rep. Babin. “Thank you to all those who participated, as well the art teachers and parents who helped guide their students and children through this process.  Congratulations to our first place finisher, Dominic Nguyen of Clear Creek High School, on his incredible painting of the Battleship Texas. We look forward to being represented proudly by Dominic’s artwork in the U.S. Capitol.”

2017 Congressional Art Competition Awards:

First Place: Dominic Nguyen (Clear Creek High School)
Second Place: Harley McNeel (Warren High School)
Third Place: Ezekiel Lee (Woodville High School)

Honorable Mentions:

Deborah Sauceda-Trevino (Goose Creek Lee High School)
Samantha Jackman (Deer Park High School)
Taya Brown (Deer Park High School)
Khayleigh Overstreet (Warren High School)
Donna Martin (Chester High School).

Participating Schools: C.E. King, Chester, Clear Creek, Crosby, Deer Park High School-North, Deer Park High School South, Goose Creek Lee, La Porte, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Lumberton, Orangefield, Silsbee, Warren, and Woodville.

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